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General News of Thursday, 18 August 2022


'Obidents' clap for Peter Obi after Femi Kuti visit

Femi Kuti and Peter Obi met in Lagos play videoFemi Kuti and Peter Obi met in Lagos

Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) extended his consultative visit to afrobeats singer Femi Kuti.

The former Anambra State governor during the visit said that his ‘Obidient movement’ will base its campaign on issues rather than personality attacks.

He said that his campaign would be based on everyday issues affecting Nigerians and Nigeria, adding that the recent controversy was not what the movement and his ambition stand for.

The former Anambra governor gave the assurance when he visited the musician, according to a video clip online. Others present during the meeting include Charles Oputa, known better as Charly Boy, among others.

“I saw what my own brother, Femi, tweeted and I said no! that is not what the future and the society we want to build.

“We will lead a campaign based on issues that affect Nigerians and that is what I encourage everybody to do,” he said while addressing Femi in the video clip.

While the detail of the visit is unknown, it may not be unconnected to the recent online squabble between the veteran musician and Obi’s supporters.

There had been reports that the musician allegedly described Obi’s supporters as “zombies”.

“How can you be Obidient in this chaos? I am not Obidient. Tell me, at 60, why am I Obidient? You said I should be Obidient, sit down, be peaceful,” he said.

“Are you all okay in this country?,” Kuti was quoted to have allegedly said during a performance at the Shrine Thursday night.

However, the veteran musician faulted the claims, saying he was misquoted and he never described the supporters as “zombies”.

In a series of Tweets on Friday, Kuti said, “You are such liars. Of what benefit is it to the people when you take my words out of context like this?

“I said I’m too angry at my age to be obedient. Expressing I do not like the ‘term’. But if Peter Obi wins and actually changes the country better for all of us

“How you all come up with fabricated lies beats me. But why all the lies? You heard me endorse him or ever anyone? Mr Mc lie lie. Yes and where did I called the youths zombies? I AM NOT BAT.”

Victor Kene Okafor: Peter Obi is water wey no get enemy. You fit hate am but im no carry hate for mind. By his personality and thoughts, Nigeria fit de re engineered for good if we ask him to lead us come 2023. A good and capable man.

Chidiebere Ezeanowai: That is how he came to Anambra and upstage both the PDP,ACN and ANPP. Don't take Peter Obi's one on one campaign for granted. He knows how to play politics and he is a unifier.

Igwe Alex Madu: I have not seen a politician with a good heart like Peter Obi. Recently I researched his journey to Anambra State government house and the multiple impeachments against him and I found it very curious that Obi didn't victimize or fought those who plotted against him just like the way he's doing now. What manner of politician is this?

Johnson Edeh - Sharing Knowledge: The man Nigeria truly needs now. A unifier. A lover of all. A peace-loving man. A genuine patriot. A true leader. Peter Obi, go! We are fully Obi-dient abd behind you.

Enngo Saater Peteru: Obi is wise. Abeg who else wants to be Dis-OBIdeint? Our amiable soon to be President will pay you a kind visit after your disobedience. Though this is usually after having been addressed squarely by the OBIdient movement vehicle.

Izuchukwu Eya: That man Peter Obi is loved by all, no doubt. Even his enemies and opponents are seriously loving him more and more. He is a real God sent leader.


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